14 January 2007

In memoriam Michael Brecker

Michael Brecker on NSJ 2004 Dear Family and Friends,
My husband, Michael Brecker, has been diagnosed with MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome) and it’s critical that he has a bone marrow or blood stem cell transplant (which has nothing to do with embryonic stem cells). The initial search for a donor, including Michael’s siblings and children, has not resulted in a suitable match. We now hope to have as many people tested as possible that share a similar genetic background as my husband.” Zo begon een alarmerende oproep aan duizenden jazzliefhebbers over de hele wereld. Ook aan mij. Vandaag kwam het bericht: Michael Brecker is dood. Dus toch. (more…)